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Just 85 people have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population combined, according to a report by Oxfam International.
The report was revealed ahead of the World Economic Forum meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. Titled “Working for the Few,” it offered these statistics:
According to Reuters, the World Economic Forum warned that “there was a ‘lost’ generation of young people coming of age in the 2010s who lack both jobs and, in some cases, adequate skills for work, fuelling pent-up frustration.
“This could easily boil over into social upheaval, as seen already in a wave of protests over inequality and corruption from Thailand to Brazil.”